Introduction to Batavia, New York

Batavia, New York, in Genesee county, is 28 miles E of Amherst, New York and 35 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is in the Rochester area.

Batavia History

The Holland Land Company purchased the land now known as Batavia City in 1792. The Dutch named the place after the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands. Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company, built a land office in Batavia in 1801. Batavia became the county seat of the newly formed Genesee County in 1802. It was incorporated as a village in 1823 and reincorporated as a city in 1915.

Batavia and nearby Attractions

  • Super 8 Batavia East of Darien Lake Theme Park
  • Holland Land Office Museum
  • Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park
  • 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

Things To Do In Batavia

The City of Batavia is an ideal location for visitors who want to explore the western parts of New York. It is also only a few minutes away from Niagara Falls. Lake Ontario, Genesee Country Museum and Letchworth State Park are also nearby. The Falleti Ice Arena is also a popular spot. Some of the local parks of the city are Williams Park, Kibbe Park, State Street Park and Austin Park.

Batavia Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Batavia Higher Education

Genesee Valley Boces, the Continental School of Beauty Culture and Genesee Community College are the local colleges.


Total Population 15,188
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,026
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $59,932
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $94,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Batavia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Genesee
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14020
P.O. Box Zip Codes 14021
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.998
Longitude -78.187

Batavia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station WALES
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Batavia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bushville (14020)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attica 7,520 $70,282
Corfu 807 $64,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Batavia Public Libraries

Richmond Memorial Library
Batavia, New York
(585) 343-9550

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Batavia Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(716) 343-6030
Emergency Service: Yes

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